Mighty Cypress Talent Inc. is a full-service talent management, entertainment buying, and event production company. Mighty Cypress is strongly focused on Talent Management, championing the success of a diverse roster of artists around the world. Mighty Cypress currently manages the careers of Begonia, The Bros. Landreth, Cairo Knife Fight, Joey Landreth, Living Hour, and Royal Canoe.
Prior to diving fully into artist management with Mighty Cypress in 2015, Stu Anderson spent five years as a concert booking Agent at Paquin Artists Agency (www.paquinartistsagency.com). Stu worked with acts across multiple art forms – from music to theatre to dance. While maintaining an exclusive client roster in Canada and beyond, he was also responsible for overseeing the agency’s live tour bookings in the USA.
Recognized for his work as an agent, Stu was nominated for a Vanguard Award in 2012 by the Western Arts Alliance for creative artist marketing in the U.S., and, in 2013, was among The Uniter Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, a celebration of the brightest young people in their respective fields. Stu was nominated for Manager Of The Year at the Breakout West / Western Canadian Music Awards in 2015. In the same year, Manitoba Music's Board Of Directors presented Stu with the inaugural Kevin Walters Legacy Award, created in honor of Kevin Walters, a long time Manitoba Music board member and music industry legend who passed away in 2014.
The diverse roster of artists Stu represented as an Agent includes: The Be Good Tanyas (USA), Belle Starr (USA), Bowfire (USA), The Bros. Landreth (CAN, USA), Buffy Sainte-Marie (USA), Caillou (USA), Calypso Rose (USA), Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (USA), Chic Gamine (CAN, USA), Corb Lund (USA), David Ramirez (CAN), Del Barber (CAN, USA, AUS), The Doodlebops (USA), Donovan Woods (CAN), Eric Burdon of The Animals (USA, EUR), Franklin The Turtle (USA), Frazey Ford (USA), The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (USA), Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), Iceland Dance Company (CAN, USA), John McDermott (USA), Les Stroud - Survivorman (USA), Lisa Brokop (CAN), Liz Longley (CAN), Matt Andersen (USA), Max & Ruby (USA), Oh My Darling (CAN), Randy Bachman (USA), The Reverend Rambler (CAN), Riders In The Sky (CAN), Ridley Bent (CAN), The Strumbellas (USA), Shakey Graves (CAN), The Texas Tenors (CAN), Theo Fleury (CAN), The Wiggles (USA) and more.
Stu's client list also includes talent buying & production for numerous major festival clients in Canada, including Dauphin's Countryfest, Swift Current Exhibition, The University Of Manitoba, Harvest Moon Festival, Prairie Wind Music Festival, and more. His notable talent acquisitions for various events include: Big & Rich, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, Florida Georgia Line, Ludacris, The Tea Party, The Trews, and many more.
The variety of clients that Stu enjoys representing has taken his touring efforts through clubs, casinos, universities, theaters, arenas, amphitheaters, fairs, festivals, and special events around the world. Before making a full-time commitment talent representation, Stu wore a variety of hats as a club manager, concert promoter, publicist, production manager, and spent three years as the Marketing Manager of an entertainment chain in Canada.
Stu sits on the board of directors for Manitoba Music, and previously served on the board of Arts Northwest until 2017. He participates as a juror for Canadian arts funding and award opportunities, and is a member of numerous industry associations.